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What does ALK stand for?

ALK stands for Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase

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Novartis announced today that its investigational compound LDK378 has received Breakthrough Therapy designation by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase positive (ALK+) metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who had progressed during treatment with, or were intolerant to, crizotinib.
Others target MET (mesenchymal epithelial transition factor), which has been associated with secondary resistance to EGFR and tyrosine kinase inhibitors, or anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK).
Mutations of a gene called anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) are behind most incidences of hereditary neuroblastoma, a rare and deadly childhood cancer, as well as high-risk noninherited forms of the disease, a new study suggests.